Ian Wright has stated that he hopes that ‘something has changed’ after hearing that new Newcastle boss Eddie Howe went to see Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone.
The former striker told PL Productions (18/11/21 at 12:45 pm) that he is hoping he has learnt something from the Liverpool and Atletico duo.
All of this, of course, would have occurred before Howe was appointed manager of the North East club and when he was on his year-long break away from the game.
After his successful spell at Bournemouth, even though it ended in the manner in which he wouldn’t have liked, over 12 months down the line, he now finds himself in a bigger spotlight.
Howe has walked into a mess in regards to the club yet to win a game after 11 league matches.
And Wright made it clear that there is a ‘massive job’ on his hands, as he reacted to the Englishman going to see the two elite managers.
“I hear that he went to see Simeone and he has gone to see Klopp,” said Wright.
“I am hoping that what he has gone to see that something has changed, especially if I am hearing that he has got the same backroom staff. I am not sure if that’s exactly true.
“But the feeling is that backroom staff went stale and the signings that they made didn’t really work out. Jordan Ibe’s and Solanke’s, stuff like that.
“I just hope that something has happened somewhere down the line, whilst he hasn’t been managing, what’s maybe changed how he is going to do his stuff.
“Hopefully, that will work out for him because I think it’s a massive job at Newcastle.”
This is no doubt the biggest test of Howe’s career so far, even though he managed a Bournemouth team that were in League Two, on minus points and on the verge of going bust, at one point.
It doesn’t help his cause that he is walking into a team with zero Premier League wins this season, but if he can turn this around then his stock will go through the roof.
Three out of the next four games for the Magpies are out home and they have to get maximum points from them, or at the very least don’t lose any of them.
Starting with Brentford, with a trip to London to take on Arsenal in between, before back-to-back home games against Norwich and Burnley.
If Howe can see through that with around nine points then the mood will seriously swing in the other direction in next to no time.
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